'''Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet''', (; July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadians|Canadian
physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital
. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training.
[[http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/about/history/history5.html Johns Hopkins Medicine: The Four Founding Professors]. Hopkinsmedicine.org. Retrieved on May 30, 2014.]
He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine".
Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a bibliophile
, historian, author, and renowned practical joker (person)|practical joker